Grandmother and young woman (Photo by Alexis MacDonald)

Areas of Work

The Stephen Lewis Foundation works with community-based organizations working on the frontlines of the HIV & AIDS pandemic in Africa. We support women, children orphaned by AIDS and the indomitable grandmothers who have stepped in to care for them, and associations of people living with HIV & AIDS, who are bravely declaring their status and working to address stigma, educate their communities and press for change.

We strive to be responsive in our support, and to the constantly-evolving needs and priorities on the ground. Our current areas of focus include:

We work at the community level in 15 sub-Saharan African countries: Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

News

Looking forward and into the light: LGBTQ refugees share stories in photo exhibit May 8, 2019

Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press, National Post

Vuyiseka Dubula-Majola: Stellies Africa Centre director a recipient of Franco-German prize November 23, 2018

Staff Writer / South Africa, Cape Times

Upcoming Events

Grassroot Grannies Ride To Turn The Tide September 4, 2019

Ottawa, Ontario

Solidarity Cycle 2019 September 8, 2019

White Rock to Yarrow, British Columbia